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Mari Yamaguchi

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Recent articles by Mari:

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics. → Read More

Japan expands state of emergency to 4 other areas as Tokyo Olympics continue

Japan reported 10,687 cases Thursday, exceeding 10,000 for the first time. It has recorded 15,166 fatalities from COVID-19, including 2,288 in Tokyo, since the pandemic began. → Read More

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

TOKYO (AP) — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared an emergency in Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, near Tokyo, as well as in the western city of Osaka, effective Monday until Aug. 31. → Read More

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Emergency measures already in place in Tokyo will be extended until the end of August, after the Olympics and well into the Paralympics which start Aug. 24. → Read More

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Tokyo has reported a record increase in cases for 3 days in a row. Cases have doubled since last week, but officials say the surge is unrelated to the Olympics. → Read More

Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games

Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga set to expand COVID-19 state of emergency as virus numbers surge during Olympic Games → Read More

Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics. A government panel approved the plan putting Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, as well as Osaka, under the state of emergency from Monday until Aug. → Read More

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics. → Read More

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts ... → Read More

Japan expands coronavirus emergency after record spikes amid Olympics

Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics. → Read More

Tokyo heading towards ‘explosive expansion’ in COVID-19 cases as Olympics continue

Nationwide, Japan reported more than 9,500 confirmed cases, also a record, on Wednesday for a total of about 892,000, with about 15,000 deaths. → Read More

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs

Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week ago. → Read More

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

Japanese officials sounded alarm Thursday after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for two straight days with the Olympics well underway. → Read More

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

Japanese officials have sounded the alarm as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third straight day with the Olympics well underway → Read More

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third straight day with the Olympics well underway. “We have never experienced the expansion of the infections of this magnitude,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters. He said the new cases were soaring not only in the Tokyo area but across the country. → Read More

Tokyo sets new record in COVID-19 cases with Olympics underway

The new cases exceeded the earlier record of 2,848 set the previous day and brought the total for the Japanese capital to 206,745 since the pandemic began. → Read More

Tokyo's daily COVID-19 cases exceed 3,000 in day for 1st time

Tokyo reported 3,177 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another all-time high just days after the start of the Tokyo Olympics. → Read More

Japan minister urges young to get vaccinated

As Olympics host Tokyo saw another record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, Japan’s vaccination minister said the speed of the country’s inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young people, who some health experts are blaming for the current surge in infections. → Read More

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Olympics. The new cases exceeded the earlier record of 2,848 set the previous day and brought the total for the Japanese capital to 206,745 since the pandemic […] → Read More

Tokyo governor urges youth to get vaccinated to slow surge

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Wednesday urged younger people to cooperate with measures to bring down the high number of infections and get vaccinated, saying their activities are key to slowing the surge during the Olympics. → Read More